The first is concerned with resolving the gender of the person named iounian. Since apostles are in place of authority, then junia demonstrates that women can be in authority over men in the church. I n this excellent short book eldon jay epp looks in detail at the issues surrounding pauls commendation of junia in rom. Because later theologians and scribes could not believe or wanted to suppress that paul had numbered a woman among the earliest churches apostles, junias. King, 9780944344583, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook. But one name within that list has become the focus of controversy and. Jesus and the first woman apostle until now regarding the book weve got the gospel of mary of magdala.
Jesus interactions with women are an important element in the theological debate about. Pauls final greetings to the roman church seem typical. We might just skim over the list of names without a second thought. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. For those christians whose concern about women in leadership roles is tied to the question whether women actually served as leaders during the churchs earliest generation, this book is an eyeopener.
The case of junia has often been cited in passing by feminist scholars and by those on both sides of the debates about the ordination of women. We highly recommend karen kings new translation with extended commentary, the gospel of mary of magdala. In this important work, epp investigates the mysterious disappearance of junia from the traditions of the church. Her role as apostle to the apostles is frequently explored, especially in considering her faith in contrast to that of the male disciples who refuse to believe her. He called to the woman, said woman, you are set free from your infirmity. Beverly roberts gaventa, from the foreword completely persuasive and definitive, junia rectifies the slighting of women by many exegetes. Dennis preato proves that junia was an woman who was an apostle. Women in ancient christianity from jesus to christ the first. Jesus and the first woman apostle feedback consumers never have yet quit his or her report on the action, or otherwise see clearly still. Discovering the woman at the heart of christianity. Id like to read this book on kindle dont have a kindle. Another argument raised by the egalitarians in support of women being an authority is the case of junia in romans 16. He first cites the reported occasion when jesus family appeared and asked to speak.1352 194 897 1478 565 915 613 946 398 840 613 1427 562 533 1320 303 647 934 204 1482 1304 1081 52 138 1314 102 356 1395 1087 1398 1320 1098 1011 934 1160 311 165 546 540 71